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               Knowledge is Power

 Collect what you Know
                      and Know what you Collect!

          "I cannot live without books" -Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

           Shaffer, Rutledge and Dorsey. 1992. Gun Tools: Their History and Identification. Eugene, Oregon: Collectors            Library Pub.

 AMERICAN FIREARMS________________________________________________________________
          Boddington, C. 1981. America: The Men & Their Guns That Made Her Great. Los Angeles, CA, Peterson Publishing            Co.
           Browning, J. and Gentry, Curt. 1987. John M. Browning, American Gunmaker. New York, NY, Doubleday & Co.,
           Butler, D. F. 1971. United States Firearms - The First Century 1778-1875. New York, NY, Winchester Press.
           Carey, A. M. 1953. American Firearms Makers: When, Where, and What They made, from the Colonial period to the            End of the Nineteenth Century. New York, NY, Thomas Y. Crowell Co.,
           Deyrup, F. J. 1948. Arms Makers Of The Connecticut Valley: A Regional Study of the Economic Development of            the Small Arms Industry 1789-1870. Northampton, MS, Smith College.

           Farley, Captain J. P. 1875. Rules for the Inspection of Army Revolvers and Gatling Guns . Springfield,            Massachusetts: National Armory.
           Gorman, Kit. 2006. New Orleans Gunsmiths and Gun Dealers Until 1900. Batchelor, LA, P. Bazer Pub.
           Gluckman, A. and Satterlee, L. D. 1953. American Gun Makers. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: The Stackpole Co.
           Hartzler, D. D. 1977. Arms Makers of Maryland. York, PA, George Shumway Publisher.
           Hartzler, D.D. & Whisker, J.B. 1998. Gunsmiths of Maryland. Bedford, PA, Old Bedford Village Press.
           Horn, W. R. 1976. Gunsmiths And Gunmakers Of Vermont. Burlington, VT, The Horn Company.
           Hutslar, Donald A. 1996. Ohio Gunsmiths and Allied Tradesmen. Beverly, OH, Association of Ohio Longrifle            Collectors. 5 Volumes.
           Irwin, John R. 1981. Guns and Gunmaking Tools of Southern Appalachia. Norris, TN, Museum of Appalachia.
           Johnson, C. L. 1974. A Checklist of 18th and 19th Century Illinois Gunsmiths. York, PA, George Shumway            Publisher.
           Kauffman, H. J. 1952. Early American Gunsmiths 1650-1850. Harrisburg, PA, The Stackpole Co.
           Kimmel, Jay. 2004 Savage Stevens Arms: Collector's History 1864-2003. Portland, OR, Corystevens Pub Inc.
           Kirkland, K.1989. America's Premier Gunmakers - Browning. New York, NY, :
           Kirkland, K. 2009. America's Premier Gunmakers - Winchester. New York, NY,
           Lewis, M.H. 1991. The Gunsmiths of Manhattan 1625-1900: A Checklist of Tradesmen. Alexandria Bay, NY,            Museum Restoration Service monograph.
           Lindert, Albert W. Gunmakers of Indiana. Homewood, IL, 1968: Published by author.
           Macewicz J. P. 1977. American Handgun Patents 1802-1924. Bloomfield, Ont, Canada: Museum Restoration            Service.
           Madaus, H. N. 1981. The Warner Collector's Guide to American Longarms. New York, NY, Warner Books.
           Phillips, H. & Tyler, T. 2000. Vermont's Gunsmiths and Gunmakers to 1900. Dorset, VT, Two Damn Yankees Pub.
           Sawyer, C. W. 1910. Firearms In American History 1600 To 1800. Boston, MS, Published by the author.
           Sawyer, C. W. 1911. Firearms In American History - Volume Two - The Revolver. Boston, MS, The Arms            Company.
           Schmidt, Peter A. 2006. U.S. Military Flintlock Muskets and Their Bayonets The Early Years 1790 1815.
           Andrew Mowbray, Inc., Lincoln, RI,
           Sellers, Frank M. 1983. American Gunsmiths. Highland Park, NJ, The Gun Room Press.
           Serven, J. E. 1974. Conquering The Frontiers. La Habra, CA, Foundation Press.
           Serven, J. E. 1975. Two Hundred Years Of American Firearms. Northfield, IL, DBI Books, Inc.
           Sharpe, P. B. 1938 The Rifle In America. New York, NY, William Morrow & Company.
           Shelton, L. P. 1977. California Gunsmiths 1846-1900. Fair Oaks, CA, Far West Publishers.
           Shields, J. W., Jr. 1954. From Flintlock to M1. New York, NY, Coward-McCann.
           Swinney, H. J. 2006. The New York State Firearms Trade. Rochester NY, T. Rowe Pub.
           Swinney, H. T. 1951. New York State Gunmakers A practical Checklist. Cooperstown, NY, Freeman's Journal            Press.
           VanRensselaer, S. 1947. American Firearms. Watkins Glen, New York, Century House.
           West, B. 1971. Savage and Stevens Arms & History. Azusa, CA, published by author.
           West, B. 1972. Browning Arms & History. Azusa, CA, Published by author.
           Whisker, J.B., Bryan, G., Russo, L., McKnight, R. 1994. Gunsmiths of the Carolinas 1660-1870. Bedford, PA, Old            Bedford Village Press.
           Whisker, James B. 1992. Arms Makers of Colonial America. Selinsgrove, PA, Susquhanna University Press.
           Whisker, James B. 1992. The Gunsmith's Trade. Lewiston, NY, E. Mellon Press.
           Whisker, James B. 1990. Arms Makers of Philadelphia. Privately published
           Whisker, James B. 1990. Arms Makers of Pennsylvania. Selinsgrove, PA, Susquehanna Univ. Press.
           Whisker, James B. 1993. Gunsmiths of Virginia . Bedford, PA, Old Bedford Village Press.
           Wilson, R. L. (ed). 1971. Antique Arms Annual. Sponsored by the Texas Gun Collectors? Association. Featuring the            James S. Fowler Collection. . Waco, TX, Antique Arms Annual Corporation,
           Wilson, R. L. 1965. Nimschke Firearms Engraver. Teaneck, NJ, John J. Malloy Publisher.
           Wilson, R. L. 1995. Steel Canvas The Art of American Arms. New York, NY, Random House.
           Wilson, R. L. 1996. Ruger & His Guns History of the Man the Company & the Firearms. New York, NY, Simon            Schuster.
           Worman, Charles G. 2007. Firearms in American History A Guide for Writers Curators and General Readers.            Yardley, PA, Westholm Pub.
           The William M. Locke Collection. 1973. East Point, GA, The Antique Armory, Inc.

           Browning, J. and Gentry, Curt. 1964. John M. Browning, American Gunmaker. New York, NY, Doubleday & Co.
           West, B. 1972. Browning Arms & History. Azusa, CA, Published by author.

           Roe, Robert 1986. Dominion Ammunition Catalogue No15 - Dominion Cartridge Co., Limited,
           Montreal  (Canada) Reproduction

           Moore, W. 1963. Guns - The Development Of Firearms, Air Guns and Cartridges. New York, NY, Grosset &            Dunlap.
           Suydam, Charles R. 1960. The American Cartridge. Santa Ana, CA, G. Robert Lawrence.
           Suydam, Charles R. 1979. Cartridges and Their Handguns. North Hollywood, CA, Beinfeld Publishing.

DOUBLE GUNS________________________________________________________________________
           Akehurst, Richard. 1962. Game Guns and Rifle Percussion to Hammerless Ejector in Britain. Arms and Armour.
           Askins Shutgun-ology A Handbook of Udeful Shotgun Information
           Atkins Grant and Lang A Detailed History of Enduring Gunmakers
           Baker, D.J. 2000. The Heyday of the Shotgun The Art of the Gunmaker at the Turn of the Last Century Safari Press.
           Boothroyd, Geoffrey. 1991. Sidelocks and Boxlocks The Classic British Shotgun. Sand Lake Press, Oregon.
           Boothroyd, Geoffrey. 1986. Shotguns and Gunsmiths: The Vintage Years. A & C Black Publishers Ltd.
           Boothroyd, Geoffrey. 1985. The Shotgun History and Development. A & C Black, London, England.
           Boothroyd, Geoffrey, 2004.The British Over and Under Shotgun. The Sportsman's Press.
           Brown, W. Ellis. 2001. Building Double Rifles on Shotgun Actions. Bunduki Pub.
           Brown, Nigel. 2009. British Gunmakers Volume I, II and III. Quiller Publishing Ltd, United Kingdom, 2009.
           Buckingham, Nash. 1990. The Autobiography of Nash Buckingham.Traverse City, Michigan. Countrysport Press.
           Cherepy, Louis, Sr. A Rounding Lock for the Side Hammer Gun
           Crudgington, I.M. and Baker, D.J. 1979. The British Shotgun: Volume I and II 1850-70. Barrie Jenkins.
           Cyril Adams, Robert Braden. 1996. Lock, Stock & Barrel: Making an English Shotgun and Shooting
           with Consistency
Safari Press.
           Dallas, Don. 2003. Holland and Holland The Royal Gunmaker. Quiller Press, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
           Dallas, Don. 2005. Boss & Co Best Gunmakers.Quiller Press Limited, United Kingdom.
           Dallas, Don. 2008. The British Sporting Gun and Rifle. Quiller Press. London.
           Dallas, Don. 2001. Purdey Gun and Rifle Makers The Definitive History. Quiller Press, United Kingdom
           Eastman, Matt. 1994. Browning Sporting Arms of Distinction. Self-published.
           Elliott, Bob. 2001. Uncle Dan Lefever Master Gunmaker. A Priori Publishing, Lindale, TX
           Figiel, leo S. 1991.On Damascus Steel Persian and Indian sword blades from 1600-1800. Atlantis Arts Press,            Atlantis, Florida.
           Gabriel, Ronald S. 2003. American & British 410 Shotguns. Krause Publications
           Garrett, Richard J. Irish Gunmakers
           Greener, W.W. 2000. The Greener Story. Quiller Press, London
           Greenwood, Colin. 2007. The Classic British Rook and Rabbit Rifle. The Crowood Press Ltd, United Kingdom
           Hadoke, Diggory. 2007. Vintage Guns for the Modern Shot. Merlin Unwin Books, United Kingdom
           Harding, 2006. Eley Cartridges. Quiller Publishing Ltd
           Harding, 2009. Birmingham Cartridges Manufacturers. Quiller Publishing Ltd, United Kingdom
           Hoyem, George A. 2005. The History and Development of Small Arms Ammunition Vol. I, II and III. Armory            Publications, Missoula. MT.
           Klups, Norbert. 2007. Double Barreled Rifles Fascination in Wood and Steel. Schiffer Publishing Ltd.
           Klups, Norbert. 2007. The Drilling Gun History use and Technology. Schiffer Pub Ltd
           Manton and Company
           Martin, Brain P. 2007. The Great Shoots Britains Best Past and Present. The Sportsman's Press, Shrewsbury
           Masters, Don. 2002. The House of Churchill. TBS The Book Service Ltd.
           McIntosh, Michael. 1994. A.H. Fox The Finest Gun in the World. Countrysport Press
           McIntosh, Michael. 2009. Gamefield Classics. WW Norton Publishers
           McIntosh, Michael. 1989. Best Guns. Traverse City, MI: Countrysport Press.
           McIntosh, Michael. 2008. Shotguns and Shooting Three. Shooting Sportsman Press.
           McIntosh, Michael. 1998. More Shotguns and Shooting. Countrysport Press, Camden ME.
           Money, Capt., Albert. 2008. Pigeon Shooting
. Kessinger Publishing
           Murerlak, Parker Guns Shooting Flying and the American Experience
           Murerlak, Parker Guns The Old Reliable
           Nickerson, Sir Joseph. 2005. The Shooting man's Creed. Swan Hill Press, United Kingdom
           Potter, Lewis 2006. The Art of Gunsmithingg. The Crowood Press Ltd.
           Ruffer, Jonathan G. 1977. The Big Shots Edwardian Shooting Parties. Debrett's Peerage
           Semmer, Charles. 1966. Remington Double Shotguns. By Author, U. S. A.
           Sheets, Jon. How to Install Trade Labels in Gun Cases
           Stetchley, S.B.J. The Manufacture of Gun Flints
           Snyder, Walt. The Ithica Gun Company
           Snyder, Walt. Ithica Lightweight Repeaters Model 37 and Model 87
           Stimpson, Derek. Wordhipfull Company of Gunmakers A Hisrory

BRITISH & EUROPEAN GUNS___________________________________________________________
           Ahearn, Bill. 2005. Muskets of the Revolution and the French & Indian Wars Andrew
           Mowbray Inc., Publishers.
           Bailey, D.W. 1986. British Military Longarms 1715 1865. Arms And Armour Press.
           Blackmore, Howard L. 1962. British Military Firearms. Arco Publishing, New York.

           Canfield, Bruce N., Lamoreaux, Robert L., Johnson, Edward R., Bailey, De Witt. 2002. British Military
           Flintlock Rifles 1740 1840 The Story of Melvin Maynard Johnson Jr and His Guns.
Andrew Mowbray Pub.

           De Witt Bailey Ph.D. 2002. British Military Flintlock Rifles 1740-1840. Andrew Mowbray Publishers, Lincoln, RI.
           De Witt Bailey, Ph.D. 2009. Small Arms of the British Forces 1664-1815. Andrew Mowbray Publishers.
           Markham, George. 1990. Guns of the Empire: Firearms of the British Soldier 1837-1987 Arms and
           Armour Press, London.
           Miller, Frederic P., Agnes F. Vandome, John McBrewster. 2009. British Military Rifles.
           Frederic P. VDM Publishing House, Mauritius.
           Petrillo, Alan, M. 1994. The Lee Enfield Number One Rifles. (5 Volumes) Excalibur Publications.
           Stratton, Charles R. 2000. British Enfield Rifles (Four Volumes) North Cape Publications.

GUN CATALOGS_____________________________________________________________________
           Amber, John T. 1952. Ten Rare Gun Catalogs. New York: Greenberg Pub.

GUN COLLECTING_________________________________________________________________
           Akehurst, R. 1969. Antique Weapons For Pleasure And Investment. New York,NY, Arco Publishing Co.
           Akehurst, R.1972. The World Of Guns. London: Hamlyn Publishing Group.
           Bailey D. W. 1972. British Military Longarms 1815-1865. Arms & Armour Press, London.
           Bailey, D. W., Hogg, I, Boothroyd, G. and Wilkinson, F. 1972. Guns And Gun Collecting. New York, NY, Crown            Publishing.
           Blackmore, H. L. 1965. Guns And Rifles Of The World. New York, NY, Viking Press.
           Blair, C. 1962. European And American Arms 1100-1850. New York, NY, Crown Publishers, Inc.
           Boothroyd, G. 1970. The Handgun. New York, NY, Crown Publishers, Inc.
           Bridges Toby. 1986. Custom Muzzleloading Rifles. Harrisburg, PA, Stackpole Books.
           Buehr, W. 1967. Firearms. New York, NY, Thomas Y. Crowell Co.
           Busk, Hans. 1862. The Rifle And How to Use It Comprising a Description of That Valuable Weapon in All Its            Varieties Routle, Warne, and Routledge.New York & London.
           Carman, W. Y. 1955. A History of Firearms from Earliest Times to 1914. Mineola, NY, Dover Pub., Inc.
           Chapel, C. E. 1939. The Complete Book Of Gun Collecting. New York, NY, Coward-McCann, Inc.
           Chapel, C. E. 1940. The Gun Collector's Handbook Of Values. New York, NY, Coward-McCann & Geoghegan, Inc.
           Frith, J. and Andrews, R. 1960. Antique Pistol Collecting. London: The Holland Press.
           Roller, L. 1959. The Fireside Book Of Guns. New York, NY, The Ridge Press.
           Frost, H. G. 1972. Blades and Barrels: Six Centuries of Combination Weapons. El Paso, TX, Walloon Press.
           Fryer, D. J. 1969. Antique Weapons A-Z. London: G. Bell & Sons Ltd.
           Gardner, R. E. 1948. Five Centuries of Gunsmiths, Swordsmiths and Armourers 1400-1900. Columbus, OH, Walter            F. Heer Publisher.
           Gardner, R. E.1963. Small Arms Makers, a Directory of fabricators of Firearms, Edged Weapons, Crossbows and            Polearms. New York, NY, Crown Publishers, Inc.
           Greener, W. W. 1910. The Gun And Its Development. New York, NY, Bonanza Books.
           Greener, W. W. 1971. Modern Breech-Loaders: Sporting and Military. Forest Grove, OR, Normount Technical            Publications.
           Greener, W. W. 1892. The Breech loader and How to Use it. London, England. Cassell & Co.
           Hayward, J. F. 1962. The Art Of The Gunmaker. Volume 1:1500-1660; Volume II: 1660-1830. New York, NY, St.            Martin's Press.
           Hayward, J.F. 1958. European Firearms Victoria and Albert Museum. Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London.
           Held, R. 1970. The Age Of Firearms. Rev. Ed. Northfield, IL, DBI Books, Inc.
           Henderson, J. 1966. Firearms Collecting For Amateurs. London: Frederick Muller Ltd.
           Hughes, J. B., Jr. 1968. Mexican Military Arms: The Cartridge Period. 1866-1967. Houston, TX, Deep River            Armory.
           Johnson, Peter H. 1961. Parker Americas Finest Shotgun. New York, NY, Bonanza Books.
           Lindsay, Merrill. The Lure of Antique Arms. New York: David McKay Co., Inc., 1978.
           Moore, W. 1963. Guns - The Development Of Firearms, Air Guns and Cartridges. New York, NY, Grosset &            Dunlap.
           Mowbray, Stuart C. 2006. 331+ Essential Tips and Tricks: A How-to Guide for Gun Collectors: A Practical            Approach to Buying, Maintaining, Storage, Display, Photography and Much More. Woonsocket, RI, Mowbray Pub.
           National Rifle Association. 1972. NRA Gun Collector's Guide. Washington, DC, National Rifle Association.
           Noe, D., Yantz, L.W., & Whisker, J.B. 1999. Firearms From Europe: being a History and Description of Firearms            Imported during the American Civil War by the Untied States of America and the Confederate States of America.            Rochester, NY, Rowe Publications.
           Peterson, H. L. 1964. Encyclopedia Of Firearms. New York, NY, E. P. Button & Co., Inc.
           Peterson, H. L. and Elman, R. 1971. The Great Guns. New York, NY, Grosset & Dunlop, Inc. and The Ridge Press.
           Peterson, Harold L. 1975. How do you know it's old?: A practical handbook on the detection of fakes for the antique            collector and curator. New York, NY, Charles Scribner's Sons.
           Peterson, H. L. 1967. Pageant Of The Gun. New York, NY, Doubleday & Co., Inc.
           Peterson, H. L. 1962. The Treasury Of The Gun. New York, NY, Ridge Press/ Golden Press.
           Pollard, H. B. C. 1926. A History Of Firearms. Boston and New York, NY, Houghton Mifflin Co.
           Riling, R. 1951. Guns And Shooting, A Selected Chronological Bibliography. New York, NY, Greenberg: Publisher.
           Rosa, J. G. & May, R. 1974. The Pleasure Of Guns. London: Octopus Books.
           Rywell, M. 1955. Gun Collectors' Guide, The Complete Guide to Antique Gun Collecting. Harriman, TN, Pioneer            Press.
           Satterlee, L. D. 1962. Ten Old Gun Catalogs. Chicago, IL, Gun Digest Association, Inc.
           Satterlee, L.D. 1927. Catalog of Firearms for the Collector. Detroit, MI, Privately published.
           Satterlee, L. D. 1962. Fourteen Old Gun Catalogs for the Collector. Chicago, IL, Gun Digest Association.
           Sawyer, C. W. 1920. Our Rifles. Boston, MS, The Cornhill Company.
           Schwing, N. 2001. Standard Catalog of Firearms. lola, WI, Krause Publications.
           Serven, J. E. (ed) 1964.. The Collecting Of Guns. Harrisburg, PA, The Stackpole Company.
           Smith, Gene P. and Curtis, Chris C. 1983. The Pinfire System. San Francisco, CA, Bushman-Brashaw Pub. Co.
           Steindler, R. A. 1970. The Firearms Dictionary. Harrisburg, PA, Stackpole Books.
           Steinwedel, L. W. 1975. The Gun Collector's Fact Book. New York, NY, Arco Publishing Company.
           Suydam, Charles R. 1990. Bulls-Eyes and Sharpshooters. American Society of Arms Collectors: Reprint as a            monograph from their bulletin No. 62.
           Taylerson, A. W. F. The Revolver 1865-188. New York, NY,Crown Publishers (Volume I: "1818-1865" Pub. 1968;            Vol. II "1865-1888;" Pub. 1966; Vol. Ill "1889-1914;" Pub. 1971.)
           Taylerson, A. W. F. 1967. Revolving Arms. New York: Walker & Company.
           Tunis, E. 1954. Weapons - A Pictorial History. Cleveland & New York, NY, World Publishing Company.
           Trefethen, J. B. (Compiler) and Serven, J. E. (Editor). Americans And Their Guns. Harrisburg, PA, Stackpole Books.
           Walter, John. 2001. The Greenhill Dictionary of Guns and Gunmakers. London, England: Greenhill Books.
           Webster, Donald B., Jr. 1958. Suicide Specials. Harrisburg, PA, Stackpole Company.
           Wilkinson, F. 1969. Antique Firearms. New York, NY, Doubleday& Company, Inc.
           Wilson, R. L. 1998. Price Guide to Gun Collecting. New York, NY, Ballentine Publishing Group.
           Wilson, R. L. 2003. Silk and Steel Women at Arms. New York, NY, Random House Pub.
           Winant, Lewis. 1955. Firearms Curiosa. New York, NY, Greenburg Publisher.
           Winant, L. 1959. Early Percussion Firearms. New York, NY, William Morrow & Company.

           Bennett, S. and Worthen, W.B. 1990. Arkansas Made: A Survey of the Decorative, Mechanical and Fine Arts            Produced in Arkansas 1819-1870Volume I. Fayetteville, AK, University of Arkansas.
           Bingham, R.W. 1934. Early Buffalo Gunsmiths. Buffalo, NY, Buffalo Historical Society.
           Curtis, Chris C. 2002. Systeme Lefaucheux: Continuing the Study of Pinfire Cartridge Arms Including Their Role in            the American Civil War. Santa Ana, CA, Arms Lore Press.
           Demeritt, D. P., Jr. 1973. Maine Made Guns And Their Makers. Hallowell, ME, Maine State Museum.

GUN MARKS______________________________________________________________________
           Byron, D. 1979. The Official Guide to Gunmarks. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc.

           Ackerman, R. O. 1966. Care and Repair of Muzzle Loaders. Albuquerque, NM, Muzzle Loader's Library.
           Ackley, P. O. 1969. Home Gun Care and Repair. Harrisburg, PA, The Stackpole Company.
           Angier, R. H. 1936. Firearm Blueing and Browning. Harrisburg, PA, The Stackpole Company.
           Bish, T. L. 1984. Home Gunsmithing Digest, 3rd Edition. Northbrook, IL, DBI Books, Inc.
           Brownell, R. 1969. Bob Brownell's Gunsmith Kinks. Montezuma, IA,: F. Brownell & Son Publishers.
           Burch, M. 1978. Gun Care and Repair. New York, NY, Winchester Press.
           Carmichel, J. 1977. Do-It-Yourself Gunsmithing. New York, NY, Harper & Row.
           Chapel, C. E. 1962. Complete Guide To Gunsmithing Gun Care and Repair. Cranbury, NJ, A. S. Barnes & Co., Inc.
           Hangier, R.H. 1936. Firearm Blueing and Browning Harrisburg, PA, The Stackpole Company,
           Lister, R. 1963. Antique Firearms - Their Care Repair and Restoration. New York, NY, Crown Publishers, Inc.
           Meek, J. B. 1973. The Art of Engraving. Montezuma, IA, F. Brownell and Son Publishers.
           Mowbray, Stuart C. 2006. 331+ Essential Tips and Tricks a How-To Guide for the Gun Collector. Woonsocket, RI,            Mowbray Publishing.
           Newell, A. D. 1949. Gunstock Finishing and Care. Harrisburg, PA, The Stackpole Company.
           Smith, L. W. 1971. Home Gunsmithing the Colt Single Action Revolvers. Philadelphia, PA, Ray Riling Arms Book            Company.
           Stelle, J. P. & Harrison, W. B.1972. The Gunsmith's Manual. Highland Park, NJ, Gun Room Press.
           Walker, R. T. 1978. Black Powder Gunsmithing. Northfield, IL, DBI Books, Inc.
           Walker, R. T. 1972. Hobby Gunsmithing. Northfield, IL, DBI Books, Inc.
           Wood, J. B. 1984 The Gun Digest Book of Gun Care Cleaning & Refinishing: Book One-Handguns; Book
            Two-Long Guns. Northbrook, IL, DBI Books, Inc.,
           Wood, J. B. 1982. Gunsmithing The Tricks of the Trade. Northbrook, IL, DBI Books, Inc.
           Wood, J. B. 1979. The Gun Digest Book of Firearms Assembly /Disassembly: Part 1: Automatic Pistols, Revised            Edition; Part 2: Revolvers, Revised Edition; Part 3: Rimfire Rifles, Revised Edition; Part 4: Centerfire Rifles, Revised            Edition; Part 5: Shotguns, Revised Edition; Part 6: Law Enforcement Weapons. Northbrook, IL, DBI Books, Inc.

LOADING TOOLS & ACCOUTREMENTS____________________________________________
           Shaffer, Rutledge and Dorsey. 1992. Gun Tools: Their History and Identification. Eugene, Oregon: Collectors            Library Pub.

MAGAZINES / PERIODICALS_____________________________________________________
           Armax ... Journal of the Cody Firearms Museum Buffalo Bill Historical Center, P.O. Box 1000, Cody,
           Wyoming, 82414.
           American Rifleman The National Rifle Association of America, 1600 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W.,                                  Washington, D.C.20036
           The Gun Report World-Wide Gun Report, Inc., P.O. Box 111, Aledo, Illinois 61231.
           Man-At-Arms Man-At-Arms Magazine, 54 East School St., Woonsocket, Rhode Island 02895.
           Arms Gazette Los Angeles, Cal.: W. Beinfeld Publishing. 1973 to 1980.
           The American Arms Collector
Towson, Maryland. Collectors' Press, Inc. 1957 to 1958.
           Gun Collectors Letter
- renamed to The Gun Collector. Madison, Wisconsin. 1946 to 1953.
           The Gun Report
F.W. Funk & R.E. Patterson, Editors. Akron, Ohio: Gun Re­port, Inc., Pub. 1939 to 1942.
           Magazine Of Antique firearms Athens, Tenn.: J.N. Clements, Publisher. 1911 to 1912.
           Stock And Steel F. Theodore Dexter, Editor. Marshalltown, Iowa: Associat­ed Firearm Collectors of                                  America Pub. 1923 to 1923.
           Texas Gun Collector Published by the Texas Gun Collectors Association, Houston, Texas. 1950 to present.

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS________________________________________________
           Bowman, H. W. 1967. Famous Guns From The Smithsonian Collection. New York, NY, Arco Publishing Co.
           Bowman, H. W. 1958. Famous Guns From The Winchester Collection. New York, NY, Arco Publishing Co.
           Illustrated Catalogue of United States Cartridge Company's Collection of Firearms: The Most Complete Collection            in the United States . Old Greenwich, CT, We, Inc.

           Karr, Charles Lee Jr. and Karr, Caroll Robbins. 1960. Remington Handguns. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania,
           The Stackpole Company.
           Phillips, R. 2005. Remington Large-bore Conversion Revolvers. Privately Published, Canada.

SAVAGE STEVENS_____________________________________________________
           Kimmel, Jay 2004. Savage Stevens Arms: Collector's History 1864-2003. Portland, OR, CoryStevens Pub Inc.
           West, B. 1971. Savage and Stevens Arms & History. Azusa, CA, Published by author.

SMITH & WESSON_________________________________________________
           Farley, Captain J. P. 1875. Rules for the Inspection of Army Revolvers and Gatling Guns . Springfield,            Massachusetts: National Armory.

           Himmelwright, A.L.A. 1904. Pistol and Revolver Shooting. New York, NY, MacMillan Company.
           Jordan, W. H. 1965. No Second Place Winner. Privately printed.
           Murry, Ellen N. 1984. Code of Honor: Dueling in America. Washington, TX, Star of Republic Museum.
           Riling, R. 1951. Guns And Shooting, A Selected Chronological Bibliography. New York, NY, Greenberg: Publisher.
           Lancaster, Charles. 1869.The Art of Shooting. London, England. Charles Lancaster & Co. 1869.

SHOTGUNS - see Double Guns___________________________________________________________

           McLean, D. B. (ed.). 1969. The 1873 'Trapdoor' Springfield Rifle and Carbine & .45 Revolvers: Colt's M1873 &            S&W Schofield. Forest Grove, OR, Normount Armament Co.

           Parsons, John E. 1955. The First Winchester The Story of the 1866 Repeating Rifle. New York, NY, William            Morrow and Company.
           Butler David F. 1970. Winchester '73 & '76: The First Repeating Centerfire Rifles. New York, NY, Winchester            Press.




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